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Giant 'Kraken' sea monster lair found ?

Posted on Thursday, 13 October, 2011 | Comment icon 40 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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The prehistoric lair of a gargantuan sea creature may have been found in the depths of the ocean.

The remains of large prehistoric ichthyosaurs displaying injuries indicative of a large octopus-like creature suggest the legendary Kraken might have more of a basis in reality than previously thought. If confirmed, the beasts would have been up to 100 feet long, dwarfing today's largest denizen of the depths - the colossal squid.

"A giant sea monster, the likes of the mythological kraken, may have swum Earth's ancient oceans, snagging what was thought to be the sea's top predators school bus-size ichthyosaurs with fearsome teeth."

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Comment icon #31 Posted by Myles on 14 October, 2011, 17:12
I too am doubtfull that there are giant monsters living in the depths. There's just no evidence for it. The general consensus in the scientific community, however, is that about 5% of the ocean floor has been explored. The desk analogy is quite a good one actually. You know the bottom of the desk is there but you couldn't describe it's features or tell me if there was a spider there. It's the same with the ocean floor. We know it's there, we know the rough shape of it, but we don't know the details of the seafloor featured such as trenches, ancient seamounts etc or what lives there. By the sci... [More]
Comment icon #32 Posted by Setton on 14 October, 2011, 17:14
I had to look for that spider!!! I had a look under mine while typing it Now to really annoy you: There's one on your shoulder. No, the other shoulder.
Comment icon #33 Posted by TheMilkman on 27 October, 2011, 20:28
Here's an interesting video about the Kraken:
Comment icon #34 Posted by wardawgs88 on 14 June, 2012, 13:55
We have explored less than 10% of the deep ocean. But to argue a point. The billed whale has been seen only three times since the early 1900's. And they know they exist now in larger pods due to having caught a pod on video just a few months ago. So to condem anything else that we or the "scientists" dont know about. Seems kind of ignorant to me when you really think about it. Especially when these are top water whales that are almost as large as Killer whales. I'm just saying...
Comment icon #35 Posted by Apopo on 15 June, 2012, 5:27
Deep ocean gigantism anyone?
Comment icon #36 Posted by Erudite Celt on 20 June, 2012, 6:56
I have read so many accounts of this creature from ships logs that I am convinced it exists. The ships log is sacrosanct to any Skipper. I have never ?read any erroneous logs.
Comment icon #37 Posted by settlingtheworld on 17 December, 2013, 10:07
Might other mythological creatures also have some semblance of truth to them. If the Kraken could possibly have existed whose to say Leviathan didn't also? It'll be a long time before these antediluvian secrets are given up.
Comment icon #38 Posted by The New Richard Nixon on 18 December, 2013, 9:35
Might other mythological creatures also have some semblance of truth to them. If the Kraken could possibly have existed whose to say Leviathan didn't also? It'll be a long time before these antediluvian secrets are given up. I think Leviathan is another word for Blue Whale, same for Kraken=Squid
Comment icon #39 Posted by SubjectDigamma on 27 December, 2013, 7:44
Kalamari
Comment icon #40 Posted by gracy4033 on 3 January, 2014, 11:14
Is the monster what it seems,.... you bet.....only theres always a bigger fish in the Ocean.


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